Festival program

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25th – 27th April 2014
With workshops from 23rd – 25th

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Events take place at Cafeteatret / Nordic Black Theatre in Hollendergata 8, unless otherwise stated.

The festival will be multi-lingual, with English as the main language. All non-English events will be made available to foreign participants through subtitling.

Dinner on Friday + lunch & dinner on Saturday is included in all festival passes!


Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th

11.00 – 16.00 Workshop: Challenging a young audience – actors, ethics and new writing‬ with Adam Barnard
Where: Norsk Skuespillersenter, Welhavensgate 1
The workshop will take place in English

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Friday 25th

16.00 Registration at Cafeteatret

17.00 Opening of Theatre Cafe Festival Oslo

17.30 Deportation Cast by Björn Bicker (DE)
Staged reading with students from Nordic Black Xpress
Directed by Øystein U. Brager
Performed in Norwegian with English subtitles

18.30 Dinner

19.00 Sharing of excerpts: Selected plays from Theatre Café Festival York
Work presentation with results from Adam Barnard’s workshop at Norsk Skuespillersenter
Performed in English

20.00 Interview with Björn Bicker (DE), Tiago Rodrigues (PT) & Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer (DE)

21.00 Welcome party

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Saturday 26th

10.00 (open dress) / 11.30 / 13.00
Retours (Tilbakekomstene) by Fredrik Brattberg (NO)
Guest performance by Compagnie Divine Comedie (FR)
Performed in French with English subtitles

Where: A flat in Oslo. Audiences will be given tickets for one of the performances. You will get information on where and when to meet up when you register on Friday.

13.30 Lunch

14.00 Interview with Fredrik Brattberg (NO) and director of Retours, Jean-Christophe Blondel (FR)

15.00 Getürkt by Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer (DE)
Staged Reading performed by Oslo International Theatre
Directed by Øystein Ulsberg Brager
Performed in Norwegian with German subtitles

16.00 Panel debate: The Nordic countries vs. the rest of Europe – similarities and differences in theatre for young audiences
Confirmed panelists:
– Michael Ramløse from Teatret Fair Play (DK)
– Anders Alnemark from Teater Fredag (SE)
– Teresa Ariosto from Company of Angels (UK)
– Stefan Fischer-Fels from GRIPS Theater (DE)

17.00 Dinner

17.30 Panel debate: Devising vs. playwriting in theatre for young audiences
Confirmed panelists:
– Kristina Ros from Barnteaterakademin (SE)
– Peder Opstad from Teater Grimsborken (NO)
– Liesbeth Coltof from Toneelmakerij (NL)
– Nils Petter Mørland from Det Andre Teatret (NO)

18.30 Sadness and joy in the life of giraffes by Tiago Rodrigues (PT)
Staged reading performed by Oslo International Theatre
Directed by Øystein U. Brager
Performed in Norwegian with English subtitles

19.30 Tea and cakes

20.00 Radha is looking good by Chandni Mistry (UK) and Tal Jakubowiczova (ISR)
Guest performance by Hide & Seek Theatre Company (UK)
Performed in English

 20.30 Party

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Sunday

10.00 / 12.00
Retours (Tilbakekomstene) by Fredrik Brattberg (NO)
Guest performance by Compagnie Divine Comedie (FR)
Performed in French with English subtitles

Where: A flat in Oslo. Audiences will be given tickets for one of the performances. You will get information on where and when to meet up when you register on Friday.

11.00 – 16.00 European Writers Lab
Closed workshop for EWL participants only
Where: Dramatikkens hus, Tøyenbekken 34

14.00 Vår forestilling om Sara by Michael Ramløse & Kira Elhauge (DK)
Guest performance by Teater Grimsborken (NO)
Performed as part of Nordic Black Theatre’s family program Barnas søndag
Performed in Norwegian

Symposium navigator: Tale Næss (NO)

The program is subject to change.

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Festival passes
A limited number of festival passes have been made available through Billettportalen. Read more about prices etc. here.

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More information

You can find more information about the festival here.

Credits
Theatre Café Festival Europe 2014 – 2015 is a collaboration between Company of Angels (UK), GRIPS Theater (DE), Toneelmakerij (NL) and Imploding Fictions / OIT (NO).

Theatre Café Festival Oslo is produced with the support of the Culture programme of the European Union. Other funders include Norsk Kulturråd, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Danish Arts Council, FFUK, Norsk Skuespillersenter, the Portugese Embassy, Camões – the Portugese cultural institute, Dramatikkens hus and Norske Dramatikeres Forbund.

Theatre Café Festival Oslo is presented in collaboration with Nordic Black Theatre / Cafeteatret and Nordic Black Xpress.

The panel debates are presented in collaboration with Norsk Scenekunstbruk.

The German plays are presented in collaboration with Kinder- und Jugendtheaterzentrum, and the translations have been sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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